ADGM

ADGM and CEDR are pleased to present: Investor State Mediation and the Dispute Challenges of Energy Transition.

In the lead up to COP28, join us for an afternoon of thought provoking discussions focused on the role that the dispute resolution industry will need to play in order to meet the challenges of creating a green economy.

Wednesday, 5 October 2022

Speakers

Linda Fitz-Alan

Registrar and Chief Executive, ADGM Courts

Wolf von Kumberg

Arbitrator / Mediator, Arbitra

Mark Raymont

Partner, Pinsent Masons

James South

Chief Executive, CEDR

Mary Walker

Barrister, Mediator, Facilitator, ADR Systems Designer, Arbitrator, Expert Determiner and Expert Appraiser, ADR Practitioner at 9 Wentworth Chambers

Joe Tirado

Partner and Co-Head of International Arbitration and ADR at Garrigues

Rovine Chandrasekera

Partner, Stephenson Harwood

Tat Lim

Managing Partner, Aequitas Law LLP

Tom Melbye Eide

Independent Adviser, Arbitrator / Mediator, former EVP & General Counsel, Shell Global Upstream

Eva Ramos Perez Torreblanca

Director - Environmental Analysis and Economics, Integrated Environmental Policy & Planning Sector, Environment Agency Abu Dhabi

Lara Hammoud

Senior Legal Counsel, Group Disputes & Administrative Affairs, ADNOC

Qais Alsuwaidi

VP of Sustainability, TAQA

Dr Mohamed Elmogy

Legal Counsel, Siemens Energy

Dr Hassan Arab

Partner, Regional Head of Dispute Resolution - Arbitration & Litigation, Al Tamimi & Company

Michael Cover

Arbitrator/Mediator, ArbDB

Antonia Birt

Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

Lydia Louise Clatworthy

Lead Counsel, Alternative Energy, OQ

AGENDA

Time Topics
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Registration and lunch
12:45 PM - 1:00 PM OPENING REMARKS
  • Wolf von Kumberg - Arbitrator / Mediator, Arbitra
  • Adam Peters – Senior Legal Counsel, ADGM Courts
An overview of the Queen Mary University London and Pinsent Masons 2022 Energy Arbitration Survey
  • Mark Raymont - Partner, Pinsent Masons
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PANEL DISCUSSION 1 - FRAMING INVESTOR STATE DISPUTES
A moderated panel discussion highlighting the use of mediation in Investor State disputes and introducing the ADGM/CEDR IS Mediation Panel. The panel will comprise members of the ADGM/CEDR Panel to discuss the application of mediation to energy disputes involving investors and States.

Speakers:
  • Joe Tirado - Partner and Co-Head of International Arbitration and ADR at Garrigues
  • Mary Walker - Barrister, Mediator, Facilitator, ADR Systems Designer, Arbitrator, Expert Determiner and Expert Appraiser, ADR Practitioner at 9 Wentworth Chambers
  • Rovine Chandrasekera - Partner, Stephenson Harwood
  • Tat Lim - Managing Partner, Aequitas Law LLP
Moderator:
  • James South - Chief Executive, CEDR
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM PANEL DISCUSSION 2 - ENERGY TRANSITION CHALLENGES
A moderated panel discussion with a stakeholder group made up of 3 energy and environmental experts reviewing transition strategies and identifying general dispute risks arising from it.

Speakers:
  • Eva Ramos Perez Torreblanca - Director - Environmental Analysis and Economics, Integrated Environmental Policy & Planning Sector, Environment Agency Abu Dhabi
  • Lara Hammoud - Senior Legal Counsel, Group Disputes & Administrative Affairs, ADNOC
  • Qais Alsuwaidi - VP of Sustainability, TAQA
  • Dr Mohamed Elmogy - Legal Counsel, Siemens Energy
Moderator:
  • Tom Melbye Eide - Independent Adviser, Arbitrator / Mediator, former EVP & General Counsel, Shell Global Upstream
3:00 PM - 3:20 PM Networking break
3:20 PM - 3:45 PM KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
Keynote speaker to discuss the Energy Charter Treaty and Energy Transition.
  • Guy Lentz - Secretary General, Energy Charter
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM PANEL DISCUSSION 3 - RISK MITIGATION STRATEGIES
A moderated panel discussion between ADR experts discussing potential collaborative mitigation tools including facilitated negotiation, mediation and conflict avoidance boards.

Speakers:
  • Dr Hassan Arab - Partner, Regional Head of Dispute Resolution - Arbitration & Litigation, Al Tamimi & Company
  • Michael Cover - Arbitrator/Mediator, ArbDB
  • Mark Raymont - Partner, Pinsent Masons
  • Antonia Birt - Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
  • Lydia Louise Clatworthy - Lead Counsel, Alternative Energy, OQ
Moderator:
  • Wolf von Kumberg - Arbitrator / Mediator, Arbitra
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM CLOSING REMARKS
  • Linda Fitz-Alan - Registrar and Chief Executive, ADGM Courts
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM NETWORKING EVENT
Hidden Bar, Rosewood Hotel, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi

COVID regulations:

For visitors who are vaccinated, please present your AL HOSN green pass or a negative PCR test within 30 days. A proof of complete vaccination is required if AL HOSN green pass is unavailable. If you are not vaccinated, a negative PCR test is required within 72 hrs.








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